Tooth Decay

Dentist tells of her 13,000 mile commute to fix island teeth

<b>Once a year, dentist Penny Granger from Penicuik in Midlothian, sets off on an epic 13,000 mile round trip to a remote island in the South Atlantic.</b><p>The journey involves a flight to Cape Town and then nine days on a boat in the stormy south Atlantic seas, all so she can tend the teeth of the …

Commuting

5 drinks that are secretly ruining your teeth

We know that water is good and soft drinks are bad. But what about other drinks? We’d like to think we make informed choices – but did you know that …

Dentistry

Your Kid Might Have To Give Up The Bottle Sooner Than You Thought

For parents whose little ones are in love with their bottles, the weaning process can be... well, it can be a nightmare. To a baby, a bottle is about …

Parenting

Ever Wondered How To Get Rid Of Cavities?

It’s the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: a cavity. (Not to be dramatic or anything.)<p>Sure, it’s not exactly deadly, but cavity treatment is …

Dentistry

Why are some local councils against fluoride? - Hack - triple j

Most Australian cities have been adding fluoride to their water since the 1960s and 70s, with significant evidence by the National Health and Medical …

Water

Why you may be more likely to get tooth decay in New Jersey

Adding the mineral fluoride to drinking water is hailed as one of the biggest public-health breakthroughs of the past century for its ability to …

Dentistry

Fluoride & Fluoride Treatments, Fluorosis & Oral Care

Understanding<p>After you eat, the small food particles left behind in your mouth break down into carbohydrates and sugars, which in turn the bacteria …

Dentistry

Significant improvement in child tooth decay, according to new report

Tooth decay in 11-12-year-olds in Wales has significantly declined, according to a new report.<p>The Welsh Oral Health Information Unit report shows …

News (Wales)

Preventing Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants

One of the most common spots for tooth decay to develop is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, also known as the premolars and molars. If you …

Dental Care

Breakthrough Regenerates Enamel, May End Tooth Decay

Up until now, it has been impossible for enamel to regenerate on a patient's tooth – but this new study means that tooth decay may be a thing of the …

Good News

Enamel regeneration breakthrough could end tooth decay agony, scientists say

Researchers say they can trigger the growth of crystals in an "exciting" breakthrough that could help protect people's teeth.<p>Scientists claim they …

University of London

Two towns are 48kms apart. One has twice as much tooth decay

"What people don't see is parents crying because they don't understand why their children need teeth taken out."

David Leyonhjelm

Choosing healthier drinks to battle tooth decay

A new campaign is aiming to battle tooth decay in young children by encouraging healthier drinks choices.<p>Knowsley Council has launched Kind To Teeth …

St Helens

Nearly a quarter of children starting primary school have tooth decay

More than 160,000 children starting primary school in England have decayed teeth, according to a new report.<p>Figures from Public Health England show …

Manchester

Drinking Habits that Cause Tooth Decay and Solutions for Keeping Teeth and Gums Healthy

These days there are a bevy of beverages to choose from when you’re thirsty, from sodas and energy drinks to premium bottled waters and fancy …

Dentistry

NTSB Says Southwest Engine Suffered ‘Tooth Decay’ (Audio)

Alan Levin, Bloomberg News FAA reporter, discusses a new NTSB report, which shows that the Southwest Airlines engine that failed last month had been …

Southwest Airlines

Health experts say energy drinks are fuelling a children's tooth decay crisis

A shocking 170 children a day need hospital treatment to pull out rotting teeth in a decay crisis blamed on sugary energy drinks.<p>Now the British …

Dental Care

Fluoride in food and tap water poses no health risks to children and adults, study finds

A major study of fluoride in our food and tap water has found that it poses no health risks to children and adults.<p>The report carried out by the Food …

Water

Milk may help reduce tooth decay caused by sugary foods

Drinking milk after eating sweet foods can reduce the damage sugar can do to your teeth, say researchers in the July issue of The Journal of the …

Nutrition

How to Prevent Tooth Decay and Other Dental Problems in Your Teen

by Donna Pleis<p>It is critical that parents continue to teach their children how to prevent tooth decay after the adolescent years. If your teenager …

Pediatrics

Effective school-based cavity prevention program: Both programs compared prevented cavities, but one combining techniques linked with less decay

Both programs compared prevented cavities, but one combining techniques linked with less decay<p>School-based prevention programs can substantially …

Dental Care

Sunderland's child tooth decay twice national average

<b>Child tooth decay in Sunderland is almost double the national average, it has been revealed.</b><p>Sunderland City Council's director of public health said it was "appalling" that it affected 40% of five-year-olds.<p>Gillian Gibson told councillors it was a "serious problem" linked to health inequalities.<p>Her …

Dental Care

Early Tooth Decay: How to Prevent

If your child's baby teeth are going to fall out eventually, why should you be concerned about early tooth decay? Baby tooth decay – medically known …

Dental Care

Cavaties in Children - Tips to Preventing Childhood Cavaties

Early Childhood Cavities<p>Sometimes called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Early Childhood Cavities is a serious disease that can destroy your child's teeth – …

Pediatrics

We can take care of children by taking care of their teeth

This March, the New York City Board of Health put a proposal up for public review that would require preschool teachers and daycare staff to assist …

Dental Care

Healthy Breakfast for Children: Start Their Day Right

by Eliza Martinez<p>Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for you and for your children. A nutritious morning meal helps you fulfill your …

Nutrition

Candy that helps protect teeth against cavities?

If you enjoy candy, chewing gum and other sweets, you’re in for a treat thanks to a new cavity-fighting technology.<p>Sweets will soon be marketed with …

Dental Care

Why you should stop using straws immediately

Not only are straws bad for the environment, they're bad for your health as well.<p>Well, according to the Daily Mail, here are a few reasons why you should stop drinking from a straw immediately.<p>The biggest benefit to straws is allegedly tooth protection. But, think about it: even if straws bypass …

AOL

Children and Tooth Decay: Three Bad Habits That Could Be Damaging

As a parent, you try to do the right things for your kids. In addition to taking your little ones to regularly scheduled doctor appointments, packing …

Dentistry

Mums warned about ‘breastfeeding lie’

NEW mums are being bombarded with ill-advised warnings that babies who fall asleep on the breast while feeding end up with tooth decay.<p>An Australian …

Breast Feeding